Open Graph Apps Exploding – Are the Jobs Here?
The Genie is out of the lamp, with Open Graph software development jobs continuing their expansion and 1,675,685 sites using this technology. It is likely that a multitude of developers are at this very minute mobilizing to add Open Graph to their personal toolkits. Scores of ads for Java and Facebook developers, Web developers and Front end Engineers are being posted. Many of these require Open Graph experience. So it’s definitely advisable to get started with Open Graph protocol by implementing it on a website. Facebook has provided documentation, which is available to everyone.
The Open Graph protocol can transform any web page into an independent rich object in a social graph. It enables any web page to have identical functionality to that of other Facebook objects. The greatest users of Open Graph are news, shopping and business sites.Many popular applications have implemented Open Graph. A small sample includes Foodspotting, Spotify, eBay, Graphtree, Zynga, Goodreads and Ticketmaster.
One application with a wide scope is Graphtree, developed by a Finnish company. It incorporates iOS and Android operating systems with products like Foursquare, Wikipedia, Yelp and other tools to provide geographic services for Open Graph sites like Zillow and Expedia. It can help users familiarize themselves with real-estate or help those who are moving to a new location. Graftree can even give you real-time instructions on how to get somewhere using your smartphone.
Spotify is a versatile musical app that is also Open Graph. It can integrate with Ticketmaster to let you know where concerts will be held locally. It can even help you make payments and give you directions.
Foodspotting lets you share your food experiences with friends and family. When you go travelling, your Foodspotting application will let you know when any of your associates have eaten nearby, and what good things were on the menu.
Goodreads is an example of successful Open Graph enhancement. Goodreads is a private Web based company. Available as a website and mobile app, it helps people share and discuss books. Their intent with Open Graph was to increase user participation. The new features enabled users to rate and recommend books very easily. This information also contributes to reading timelines. Since releasing the new Open Graph update, more than 6 million new books have been rated and active users have increased by 77%.
Implementing Open Graph in a web or profile page can promote a constant online presence.
Zuckerberg wants Facebook to take on more of a real world role. He has imagined that Facebook information will be available to your vehicle. Things like your favorite music, restaurants and address books should be accessible anytime.
Open Graph is yet another part of Facebook’s evolution from a website into an operating system. Facebook is accelerating its approval of Open Graph applications and they are taking on a critical role in the direction of the product as a whole. New jobs will result.